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Stay off the beaten path with Dev Poudel

Dev Poudel, Chief Concierge/ Resort Experience Manager of Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, introduces Qatar's captivating gems.

Stay off the beaten path with Dev Poudel

My story

I have worked in Doha for over 7 years as part of the Concierge department and nothing brings me greater joy than bringing smiles to the faces of guests that walk through our doors. I love that Qatar is peaceful and structured. Everything works! It is no wonder that we recently ranked first in the Global Peace Index for countries in Middle East and North Africa. The development and growth of Qatar in comparison to when I first arrived is also very intriguing. When I arrived, there were only a few malls; now there are so many! Moreover, we are preparing to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. I am particularly looking forward to when we can host the teams in our resort.

Discover Qatar's treasures

My travel tips

Make sure to download a ride hailing app to move easily around Qatar. You can also use the local taxis that are available. Metros are also connected to major attractions if you wish to use this means of transportation.

Remember to always have your sunscreen!

Respect the local dress code

What to do in a few days in Qatar

  • For guests looking for a 2–3-day getaway, there is a hidden treasure in the heart of Qatar that feels like nowhere else! This is the iconic Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas. The resort is a city itself and is one of the largest in the Middle East. It has a magical beach spreading across 3.5km and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of the dolphins at the beach. The resort features guest rooms, suites, beach front villas and an Arabian Village, with over 20 world class dining options that are a mix of signature dining experiences and comforting dining options.
  • Take a trip to Italy while in Doha at Dante Cucina Italiana; explore an authentic Arabian dining experience at Levantine; enjoy a handcrafted personalised tea experience at Nesma Lobby Lounge; discover Middle Eastern, Asian and Western flavours at the all-day dining restaurant Souk Kitchen or experience a stellar gastro pub menu at The League.
  • Don’t miss out on experiencing the largest theme park in Qatar- Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park when you visit Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas which hosts more than 28 slides, rides and attractions. My personal favourite ride is the jaw dropping King Cobra Slide and the go-kart racing. You get to experience ultimate fun & adrenaline-fueled experience with these two.

Useful information


Salwa Rd exit 86, Learaig Interchange

Opening times

Open 24 hours

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Stay off the beaten path with Dev Poudel